Leading up to COP 21 on Climate and Energy in Paris, our project World Wide Views on Climate and Energy based on the method developed by The Danish Board of Technology has engaged 10.000 citizens in 76 different countries around the world in questions about Climate and Energy, in the hopes that decision makers will include the opinions of the citizens on this matter affecting us all. The citizens met up in June to discuss some central dilemmas in the ongoing climate negotiations and to vote for their favourite political proposition to handle the problem.
World Wide Views on Climate and Energy has in a result report, which was presented during the UN General Assembly in New York, pointed out 12 key points that can be deducted from the citizens position on questions about climate and energy. The first key point is that the citizens want their head of states to take action and commit to ambitious climate action.
The 30th of November The Danish Board of Technology will be hosting a Side Event in the Green Zone at COP 21 about how a method like World Wide Views, which engages citizens globally on the same questions, can be used in future international negotiations. You can read the invitation and program here.